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LOPROX® Cream is indicated for the topical treatment of the following dermal infections: tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, and Microsporum canis; candidiasis (moniliasis) due to Candida albicans; and tinea (pityriasis) versicolor due to Malassezia furfur.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Gently massage LOPROX ® Cream into the affected and surrounding skin areas twice daily, in the morning and evening. Clinical improvement with relief of pruritus and other symptoms usually occurs within the first week of treatment. If a patient shows no clinical improvement after four weeks of treatment with LOPROX® Cream, the diagnosis should be redetermined. Patients with tinea versicolor usually exhibit clinical and mycological clearing after two weeks of treatment.
LOPROX® Cream (ciclopirox) 0.77% is supplied in 15 gram (NDC 99207-015-15), 30 gram (NDC 99207-015-30), and 90 gram (NDC 99207-015-90) tubes.
Store at 15° - 30°C (59° - 86°F).
Manufactured for: Medicis, The Dermatology Company Scottsdale, AZ 85256 by: Patheon, Inc. Mississauga, Ontario L5N 7K9 Canada. Prescribing Information as of 06/2013.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/6/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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